Maricopa County partners with Lyft to get people home safe on St. Patrick’s Day
KTAR.com | March 17, 2017 9:18 am
Maricopa County has partnered with Lyft to help those who had a little too much St. Patrick’s Day fun get home safe on Friday.
Arizona ruling allows setting of conditions on marijuana use for PTSD
Associated Press | March 17, 2017 7:49 am
An Arizona court ruling upheld a state agency’s decision to impose conditions on allowing use of medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
Virtual tour to preview Phoenix-area Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway
KTAR.com | March 17, 2017 5:32 am
The Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway won’t be completed until 2019, but Arizonans can get a sneak peek as to what the 22-mile highway will look like, thanks to a new virtual tour.
Several Phoenix freeways to be closed overnight during St. Patrick’s Day weekend
KTAR.com | March 17, 2017 5:32 am
This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, get lucky and avoid spending time sitting in traffic. These are the Phoenix-area freeways that will be closed during the weekend of March 17, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Arizona Senate panel guts bill that would have required recess through 5th grade
Associated Press | March 17, 2017 5:26 am
Opposition from school districts concerned about added costs led an Arizona Senate Committee to gut a bill Thursday that would have required schools to offer at least 50 minutes of recess for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Arizona Department of Public Safety to ramp up distracted driving enforcement
Alyssa Hesketh/Cronkite News | March 17, 2017 5:08 am
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is renewing enforcement of distracted drivers, focusing on violations such as speeding, following another vehicle too closely and failing to use a turn signal when changing lanes.
Plenty of Irish bars offer up fun for St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Phoenix
Jade Carter | March 17, 2017 5:00 am
If there was one weekend of the year when you want to be in Phoenix, the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend is probably it.
Slainte! One of America’s best Irish pubs is in the Phoenix area
KTAR.com | March 17, 2017 4:54 am
According to Business Insider, Rula Bula Irish Pub and Restaurant in downtown Tempe was ranked on Foursquare as one of the country’s best Irish pubs.
Arizona Senate panel advances legislation targeting voter initiatives
Associated Press | March 17, 2017 4:12 am
An Arizona Senate panel dominated by Republicans rejected concerns from voting rights activists Thursday and advanced legislation that opponents say will make it harder to get voter initiatives on the ballot.
Phoenix-area police searching for suspect in attempted kidnapping
KTAR.com | March 16, 2017 8:50 pm
Police are searching for a suspect who they say attempted to kidnap a 6-year-old girl in a Phoenix suburb late Thursday night. Det. Lily Duran said a male suspect attempted to pull a 6-year-old girl into a car near Broadway Road and McClintock Drive in Tempe.
Police: Two dead following pedestrian-involved car accident in Glendale
KTAR.com | March 16, 2017 7:34 pm
Two people have been declared dead late Thursday night following a pedestrian-involved car accident, Glendale police said. A pedestrian and a motorcyclist have both died after the accident occurred at 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Glendale.
Judge throws out final challenge in 2012 Arizona redistricting case
Associated Press | March 16, 2017 5:50 pm
A judge has dismissed the final challenge to Arizona’s congressional and legislative district maps drawn by an independent commission in 2012. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Roger Brodman on Thursday dismissed the challenge to the congressional map brought by a group of voters.
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords launches new gun safety group in Arizona
Associated Press | March 16, 2017 5:33 pm
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords with husband and retired astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly on Thursday announced a new Arizona group focused on passing gun safety legislation.
John McCain: Trump’s proposed $54B boost doesn’t do enough to rebuild military
KTAR.com | March 16, 2017 4:07 pm
President Donald Trump’s proposed $54 billion boost in spending will not be enough to rebuild the nation’s military, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said.
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